Ah yes – Midnight Mass! No, not that stupid thing that my parents would make me go to on Christmas Eve. I’m talking about the much better Midnight Mass series on Netflix from Mike Flanagan. Yeah, the same Mike Flanagan who did The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor. Now I know that Midnight Mass isn’t necessarily new, but when Waxwork Records announced that it was releasing the series’ soundtrack on vinyl (done by The Newton Brothers btw) – it got me to thinking about the show again! And what sprang into my mind right away was that glorious entrance of the angel (Or…ummm…vampire? Or vamp-angel?) into the church:
Oh, when those wings pop out! But seriously, I love everything about that scene – and the nuttiness that happens shortly thereafter. I would actually not mind a spin-off or something with that thing. AH! And I mentioned earlier about the new Waxwork Records release of the Midnight Mass soundtrack! It’s a pretty spiffy release on 3LPs AND on snazzy colors to boot. You can order it HERE and it’s shipping now! Well, not right this second. You have to buy it first, silly – and then it will probably ship after.
Spoiler Alert: My favorite movie of 2019 was technically NOT a horror film. But, there were quite a few pleasant surprises on the horror front this year. And, there were some stinkers as well. Let’s get to those stinkers first, so you can disinfect before I get to the good stuff. Continue reading →
Wait, wait, wait! Don’t judge me just yet. Give the post a chance. Let’s get the obvious out of the way. 2014’s stinker called Ouija was a indeed a piece of crap. And somehow (I just looked this up) it made over $100 million at the box office worldwide. Let me repeat that loudly: $100 MILLION! Well because of that, it’s not a shit movie shocker that a sequel was announced. Normally I would yawn and flip off my computer at the same time when I hear something like that, but I saw that director Mike Flanagan (Hush,Oculus) was attached and suddenly became a little intrigued.
Look who’s having fun with a Ouija board up there! Her eye is quite large. So anyway, Ouija: Origin Of Evil was announced and is actually coming out October 21st – just in time for Halloween. I think that’s one of the other reasons why I’m somewhat interested in this because any horror movie that comes out around Halloween is worth a little of my time. Granted, the PG-13 rating is a downer – but give me some creepy goodness and we can work around that negative.
Did I mention that Henry Thomas from E.T. is in this? Well there you go. Another reason to possibly check it out. Don’t worry, I’ll totally eat crow if this sucks but it can’t be worse than the shit bomb that was unleashed upon us in 2014. On a side note – I’ve never owned a Ouija board and kind of want one. I can summons my Grandma and ask her if she still needs me to mow her lawn. Check out the trailer for Ouija: Origin Of Evil below, and try and ignore some of the CGI: